Utthita Padmasana – Raised Lotus Pose, How To Do, Benefits


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Utthita Padmasana, in this pose the practitioner assumes the pose of a raised lotus and hence the name ‘raised lotus pose’. Here he first takes the lotus pose and then lifts his body in the same pose with the help of his hands grounded on the floor and pressing against it while lifting his body into the air. It is one of the major poses included in Hatha Yoga practices. It greatly strengthens core and improves digestive functions. it also provides strength and energy to muscles and bones.
Read – Padmasana Lotus Pose, How to do, Benefits, Side Effects, Ayurveda View

Meaning –

Utthita = raised
Padma = lotus
Asana = pose

It is also called by different names –

  1. Tulasana = Tula means balance, Asana means pose. Since the pose looks like an ancient balance used to weigh things, it is called as ‘balance pose’.
  2. Dolasana = Dola means to…

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